Chairman and CEO Zehnders of Frankenmuth – Frankenmuth, Michigan
As Chairman and C.E.O., Albert F. Zehnder directs all strategic planning of Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth; the Fortress, Zehnder’s 18-hole golf course and Zehnder’s Bavarian Haus, a 137- room motel. Zehnder joined the company in 1976. He serves on the company’s board of directors as its chairman. A graduate of Valparaiso University (IN), Zehnder earned a bachelor of arts degree in 1976. He is a member of the National Restaurant Association, Michigan Restaurant Association and the Michigan and National Golf Course Owners Association. He served as a delegate to the 1987-88 Michigan Governor’s Conference on Small Business and has been a board member of the Frankenmuth Chamber of Commerce serving as its president, 1986-87. Zehnder was named a Paul Harris fellow by the Frankenmuth Chapter of Rotary International. He is the past president of the Frankenmuth Historical Museum Board of Trustees. He is currently president of the Library of Michigan Foundation, a board member of the Frankenmuth Convention & Visitors Bureau and Citizens Bank, V.P. of the Frankenmuth Downtown Development Association and is a member of the Board of Governor’s for Northwood University. Zehnder, his wife Karen and his two children are residents of Frankenmuth.